Starting in late 1979, C&NW took delivery from EMD of 35 GP38-2s that Rock Island had ordered, then cancelled. Three are shown here in a typical application - heading up the former M&StL to Alber... (more)
In the months preceding the short-lived Family Lines 'era', two pairs of Atlanta-Montgomery runthroughs were added to the timetables of the Atlanta & West Point and the Western Railway of Alabama.... (more)
The daily train to Artesia passes the lead to the big Union Camp (at the time) mill south of Prattville, the mill that under new ownership is about the only reason this line still see service in 2... (more)
The merger is recent enough that these geeps still have their Frisco colors, though BN numbers have been assigned. The green was coming, though, and way too quickly. Think wood products were a b... (more)
Back when there were still shippers near downtown, the crew of the eastbound local gets some fresh air as they switch a few cars. That old Chevy (GMC?) truck adds a little color to balance the pl... (more)
A pretty healthy turn is arriving in Opelika after a trip to Lafayette and Roanoke. By this date, I believe there was just a single shipper in Roanoke - a cotton mill - and it would not be long u... (more)
Marion Junction must have been something of a hot spot 'back in the day', with the single main from Selma splitting into three lines headed for Mobile, Demopolis (and points west) and a connection... (more)
A redo in the 1920s turned Central of Georgia's Birmingham-Columbus main from a substandard curvy, hill-and-dale line into a fine piece of railroad. One of the projects included in the rebuild wa... (more)
A Shreveport-bound KCS freight is about to cross the IC's mainline in downtown Jackson. Power is a quartet of GP40-3 rebuilds, led by 4782, which began life as Penn Central GP40 3170, delivered i... (more)
A KCS/NS runthrough heads west through downtown Birmingham behind a pair of GP40-3s bracketing a Norfolk Southern B23-7. Bringing up the rear is an ex-BN/BNSF GP40 that will soon get the Dash-3 r... (more)
Two C30-7s lead a Department of Defense train through Loachapoka. Use of autoracks sure changed the appearance of these trains, which for many prior years had relied predominantly on open flats.
Nearly new 5001 and near-antique SD70MAC 3961 lead a train south down McElhany grade. DPU on this train was comprised of SD70ACe 4013 and Progress Rail/EMD SD70ACe T-4 7211.
There are two more diesels - a C44-9W and an ES44C4 - behind 3727, and all 13,200hp are straining to get this westbound intermodal train over the hill just west of Neosho.
The glory days are over for high-horsepower B-Bs, but 5852 still looks pretty capable rounding the curve at Loachapoka at 50+ mph.
It is just about dusk on a hazy summer day as one of ICG's ex-GM&O RS-1s works the east/south end of the yard. Thankfully, only of a few of the old Alcos were defiled with orange and white paint.